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Online Dissemination of Research Findings


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A powerpoint presentation I gave for a job interview in academia. A strategy for the online dissemination of cross-cutting research findings.

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Online Dissemination of Research Findings

  1. 1. Online Dissemination of Cross-Cutting Findings – A Strategy for Success Katharine Sarah Moody
  2. 2. <ul><li>Disseminating Cross-Cutting Findings Online </li></ul><ul><li>Online reading behaviour of users </li></ul><ul><li>Successful online dissemination </li></ul><ul><li>Thematic presentation of research findings </li></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>Online Reading Behaviour </li></ul><ul><li>Users seek immediate gratification </li></ul><ul><li>Users scan pages; 8 out of 10 users scan rather than read </li></ul><ul><li>Users don’t scroll down to read long pages </li></ul><ul><li>Users want to exercise agency in navigation </li></ul><ul><li>Jakob Nielsen of </li></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><li>Successful Online Dissemination </li></ul><ul><li>Scans easily and is concise and journalistic </li></ul><ul><li>Makes page value immediate </li></ul><ul><li>Is user-driven </li></ul><ul><li>Splits large blocks of information into </li></ul><ul><li> multiple pages according to subject </li></ul><ul><li>Convinces users to print longer documents </li></ul>
  5. 5. Research Findings <ul><li>Meaning, Defining, Being </li></ul><ul><li>Identity, Community, Welfare and Prosperity </li></ul><ul><li>Religion, Violence and Conflict Resolution </li></ul><ul><li>Religion, Media and the Arts </li></ul><ul><li>Texts, Spaces, Rituals and Objects </li></ul><ul><li>Education and Socialisation </li></ul><ul><li>Law, Politics and the State </li></ul><ul><li>Religious Traditions </li></ul><ul><li>Social Factors </li></ul><ul><li>Policy Impact </li></ul><ul><li>Research Methods </li></ul><ul><li>Individual Research Projects </li></ul>
  6. 6. Cluster Summaries Education and Socialisation Religion plays an important role in educational and social formation in many different historical, cultural and political contexts. Follow this link to access research findings about the place of religion within formal and informal learning. Religious Traditions Follow this link to explore the research findings that relate to a particular religious tradition. Policy Impact Many of the research findings from within the Programme have a bearing on public policies and/or initiatives. Find out more here . Individual Project Reports Click here to access a summary of the research findings from any of the projects commissioned by the Religion and Society Programme.
  7. 7. Law, Politics and the State <ul><li>Religion and Law </li></ul><ul><li>Tensions between Religious and Civil Laws </li></ul><ul><li>Freedom of Speech and Blasphemy </li></ul><ul><li>Co-operation between Religious and Civil Laws </li></ul><ul><li>Religions and Particular Legislative Changes </li></ul><ul><li>Equal Opportunities </li></ul><ul><li>Religion and Politics </li></ul><ul><li>Political Correlatives of Religious Identity </li></ul><ul><li>Religion and Political Involvement </li></ul><ul><li>Religious Political Activities </li></ul><ul><li>Religious Political Organisations </li></ul><ul><li>Religion and the State </li></ul><ul><li>Challenges to State-recognised Religions </li></ul><ul><li>Religions and “National Security” </li></ul><ul><li>The Globalisation of Religion </li></ul><ul><li>Religion and Nationality </li></ul><ul><li>Religion and British Identity </li></ul><ul><li>Religion and Refugees and Asylum Seekers </li></ul><ul><li>Religion and Multiculturalism </li></ul><ul><li>Strategies for Social Cohesion </li></ul><ul><li>Marginalisation of Religious Groups </li></ul><ul><li>Marginalisation by Religious Groups </li></ul><ul><li>Negotiating Community Norms in a Multi- cultural Society </li></ul><ul><li>Religion and the Structuring of Society </li></ul><ul><li>Religious Visions of Society </li></ul><ul><li>Religion and the Shaping of Society </li></ul><ul><li>Religious Pluralism and Diversity </li></ul><ul><li>Understandings of Religious Pluralism and Diversity </li></ul><ul><li>Attitudes to Religious Pluralism and Diversity </li></ul><ul><li>Religion in Socially Deprived Areas </li></ul><ul><li>Contested Concepts </li></ul><ul><li>Tolerance </li></ul><ul><li>Democracy </li></ul>
  8. 8. <ul><li>Report Synthesising Findings (RA) </li></ul><ul><li>Cross-cutting theme heading </li></ul><ul><li>Summary statement of report / guiding questions </li></ul><ul><li>Thematic “non-specialist” presentation of findings </li></ul><ul><li> (with quick links to sections of the report) </li></ul><ul><li>Hyperlinks within text to sources of specialist interest </li></ul><ul><li>(download project documents; visit project websites; buy Programme/individual project publications; read journal abstracts; read other online output; locate other related outputs and bodies) </li></ul>
  9. 9. <ul><li>Site users include: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Academics </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Public Sector </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Third Sector </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>General Public </li></ul></ul><ul><li>User-driven “links in” cater to all audiences </li></ul><ul><li>“ Links out” to more specialist materials </li></ul>
  10. 10. <ul><li>The Online Dissemination of Cross-Cutting Findings </li></ul><ul><li>Users navigate through 12 primary headings </li></ul><ul><li>Brief summary of cluster enables user to determine page value </li></ul><ul><li>Easily scan-able contents page under each primary heading </li></ul><ul><li>Users navigate to concise, “non-specialist”, thematic reports (by RA) </li></ul><ul><li>Links within text allow specialist users to access further content </li></ul><ul><li>Thematic presentation enables users to confirm the value of findings and convinces them to print off full text documents (from PI) or buy publications </li></ul><ul><li>(Page listing and linking to Programme/project-specific publications) </li></ul>
  11. 11. Online Dissemination of Cross-Cutting Findings – A Strategy for Success Katharine Sarah Moody